Shropshire

Church chosen for Songs of Praise Christmas special

Shropshire parishioners have dressed in Edwardian attire for an episode of the BBC's Songs of Praise programme.

Filming for a Christmas edition of the programme has been taking place at St Peters Church in Cound, near Shrewsbury.

The Reverend Judy Davis said she was surprised her church was chosen and members of the congregation had mixed views about appearing on television.

The programme will be broadcast on 19 December.

Twelve-year-old Alex Bennett, from Hanwood, will sing In The Bleak Midwinter.

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